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hiking
2 days ago

hiking
2 days ago

Hiked in for the weekend and found a great campsite. They're not all easy to find- just look for the fire rings. Wonderful fall weather and great views. The hike in was pretty moderate but felt like it went quickly.

Great hike, good elevation but good trail pattern to ease the climb. Somewhat a low gap trail ‘little brother’. Fairly low traffic and great scenery. Perfect Sunday morning excursion.

backpacking
9 days ago

Great hike! Took my 8 year old son and spent the day fishing at our awesome campsite. The hike itself wasn’t difficult and the change leaves made for a pleasant time. I really enjoyed the old forest pine trees. We caught several bluegill and a bass from the shore.

trail running
10 days ago

backpacking
11 days ago

The hike was enjoyable, albeit a bit arduous at times. There are some great places to rest near the lake. Be wary going off trail, most of everything you see belongs to giant spooky spiders who know how tall you are, and primarily make webs at that height.

hiking
11 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

trail running
27 days ago

on Boat House Trails

hiking
28 days ago

Well-maintained and well-marked. Griffy Creek Trail (C), and Lanam Trail (L) continue beyond the nature preserve's boundaries. Griffy Creek Trail parallels a dry stream bed that offers geodes, fossils, and a chance to meet some turtles.

hiking
28 days ago

This was a very nice and quiet trail when I hiked it at 8:30am on a Saturday in September. I would suggest stopping a little before halfway when you get near the lake. Hop off the trail to take a peek. The downside is that the trail was covered with spider webs. I literally walked into 50 of them.

hiking
1 month ago

beautiful views, some down trees. no big deal. some difficult spots, great hike. I did mine when the sun was rising, amazing.

on Pate Hollow Trail

hiking
1 month ago